Ahead of International Women’s Day, we want to shine a spotlight on some of our amazing colleagues. Up first is Joanne Rogers who joined us after spending 14 years being a full-time parent. Not only did she bring valuable day-to-day experience and a can-do attitude, but she’s also embraced further learning and been on ILM accredited courses offered.
Role at Pro Steel: Operations Support Technician
What interested you most to work at Pro Steel? To work for a company who are involved in interesting and exciting projects who were willing to give me a chance to get back into the workplace after 14yrs as a full-time parent.
What does a typical workday look like for you? I have the flexibility to drop off the children at school when needed, before continuing to work to ensure the products we produce are fully traceable.
What’s the best thing you’ve done so far at Pro Steel? Pro steel has funded various courses to help develop my career. I have recently gained an ILM qualification in Management. I enjoy the variety of my workload, I especially like seeing the finished product installed and fully operational, knowing each piece can be traced back to the respective supplier.
What advice would you give someone thinking about working in fabrication/steelwork? Choose an employer who has true interest in developing your career. Do not think it is a male only environment, with the correct equipment everyone is equally able to have a fulfilling career within the steel industry.
Anything else to add: Returning to work has given me the confidence to try more things outside of work too, hopefully encouraging my children along the way to aim for their dreams.
If you’d like to follow in Joanne’s footsteps, please get in touch to see what vacancies we might have coming up.